Manel Rohana alias Thilak, an accomplice of underworld figure Makandure Madush, was shot dead during a shootout at Kamburupituya in Matara this evening, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, he said the victim was shot dead during a shootout in the Wilpita Forest Reserve.
On a tip-off, the special team of Special Task Force (STF) officers went to the Kamburupitiya area in search of an armed gang roaming in the area.
“The STF officers after obtaining details about the roaming gang and put a roadblock in Wilpita area in Matara Akuressa road. At that time the STF was looking for a three-wheeler heading towards Kamburupitiya from Akuressa at 7.45p.m,” the Spokesman said.
“The three-wheeler had passed the roadblock ignoring STF orders. Then an STF vehicle followed the three-wheeler. The three-wheeler went towards the Wilpita forest reserve and STF vehicle was attacked,” SP Gunasekera said.
Then the STF retaliated the three-wheeler. Later found one injured suspect and was succumbed to his injuries at the time of admission to the Kamburupitiya hospital. The other persons who were in the three-wheeler had escaped to the forest reserve. Meanwhile, the STF has launched a special search operation in the area to apprehend the escaped suspects.
The victim was found with a T-56 gun and identified as Hewa Suduhakuruge Manel Rojhand alias Thilak who was a resident of Horapawita, Kamburupitiya.
Later the STF officers had identified the suspect as a close associate of notorious underworld figure 'Makandure Madush'.
SP Gunasekera said the victim was the main suspect who carried out underworld operations in the Southern Province under the guidance of Makandure Madush. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)
Oh police giving us too many happy news, anyway when are you showing your true colours in Rathmalana Kaldemulla area, where it has been a free trade zone for drugs, mostly these mobs oprate between Piliyandala and Kaldemulla.
nalin Monday, 25 June 2018 10:14 PM
police is becoming more creative in story making ...... instead of same old "shot dead in the search for weapons" story , these type of stories are more convincing .....lol
DHA Monday, 25 June 2018 10:34 PM
Good job guys....no matter what political pressure you'll get take out their leaders too that's the only way this country can be free of this underworld operatives
Dee Monday, 25 June 2018 10:37 PM
Keep up the good work STF. Wipe out the second generation too. Else they come out early in life to take revenge.
Yeti Tuesday, 26 June 2018 08:32 AM
yahiya Tuesday, 26 June 2018 09:23 AM
We are failed nation in judiciary. This is the correct solution. Today law obedient are suffering who misuse the law
faizer Tuesday, 26 June 2018 01:36 PM
POLICE in action.....Well done Sir. Keep it up. GOD bless you all.
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